The influence technology has on our lives continues to grow every day. More and more working people seek to take advantage of it to maximize their productivity.
Take remote work for instance. These days all you need is your phone to stay online and remain productive no matter where you are – at home, on the road, or at an airport.
And this is where mobile timesheets are absolutely essential. If you really want to improve your performance and make the most out of your time away from the desk, you’ll need a timesheet app that supports all the features you need while being easy enough to use.
With so many great solutions available on the market, searching for one that suits your specific needs may pose a bit of a challenge. Thankfully, we’ve put together a handy list of what we consider the best mobile timesheets, so you don’t have to spend ages looking.
actiTIME mobile timesheet is a very intuitive and easy to use time tracking app available for both iOS and Android. With a simple and elegant interface, it supports the most essential time tracking features, allowing you to customize your list of tasks and easily enter your hours manually or with a start/stop timer. If you’re having an emergency, you can also use the app to report your absence.
Although primarily known for the stellar desktop version, Toggl on mobile is a surprisingly solid package. It automatically syncs your time entries across all platforms and can also connect to a lot of other tools. Plus, it has some of the best reporting options available on mobile.
TSheets for mobile delivers a more robust set of features that you’d usually expect from an app. Among its unique selling points are employee location tracking via GPS and shift scheduling. Remote workers can use the app to clock in and out, while managers can review collected data using in-depth reports.
Timely aims at minimizing the headache of doing timesheets by focusing on fully automatic time tracking. It can capture the time you spend on calls, meetings, applications and websites, and features great reporting capabilities – project budgets, billable vs. non-billable, you name it. The app supports seamless tracking on multiple devices, which is especially useful if you travel a lot.
Touted as THE timesheet app for remote teams, Time Doctor is especially useful for people who manage employees scattered across multiple locations. To help managers make sure that their remote teams are actually doing work, the app can track their activity and location and send them regular screenshots and reports on their web and app usage as well as any breaks that their workers take.
The TimeCamp mobile app does a great job of complementing its web counterpart, but can work just as well as a simple standalone solution for your phone if you primarily work on the go. You can start a timer or fill in your timesheet manually and add notes to your time entries. Review and edit your timesheets easily, and then browse reports to stay on top of your time expenses.
With an interface created by an award winning team, Hours Time Tracking app prides itself on its user friendliness and ease of use. The app allows you to set up smart reminders to make sure you don’t forget to track your hours. It also features a visual timeline that can help you easily identify and correct any mistakes, as well as a calendar view where you can easily spot the days you didn’t track any time.
Harvest for iOS and Android is the mobile version of one of the most popular time tracking apps out there. Although it can be used as just a time tracker, the app truly shines when it comes to finances. It allows users to log expenses and store receipts, mark time as billable, manage invoices and keep track of any payments. The summary of entered time can be reviewed in detailed reports.
HoursTracker is a dedicated and extremely flexible time tracking app for mobile that works great for employees working extremely busy schedules. It offers a lot of options for automated tracking, so you can clock in and out, use timers or track time manually by location, and also allows you to calculate earning, enter expenses, breaks, mileage, add tags and comments and much more.
If you’re on a tight budget but still need something to help you keep track of your hours, Clockify will do the job. It is absolutely free and offers basic time tracking functionality that should cover most of your basic needs – manual and automatic time entries with tags and billable/non-billable options, plus simple reports.
No matter what kind of work you do, keeping track of your hours is always a good idea. And there’s no easier way to do it than with an app on your phone. There are a lot of options, so take some time to consider what features are the most important for you and stick with an app that does them best.
At the end of the day, what truly counts is not the app, but the productivity benefits you get out of it.
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